Are you getting overwhelmed by all the apps and tools you need to run your independent online English teaching business? Wondering how you can bring your language school online so you can reach new students (and enhance the experience of current students)? Using an all-in-one platform can help. This session will cover the benefits of using an all-in-one platform and an overview presentation by representatives of leading platforms.


Hamid Darabi
Founder & CEO @ Demiks
Hamid is the founder and CEO of Demiks, an EdTech company based in Tiohtià:ke, commonly known as Montreal, providing technology to language schools and teachers. With more than 15 years of experience building software for the education ecosystem, Hamid is passionate about languages and learning. Demiks strives to bridge cultural divides through language learning.

Alex Asher
CEO @ LearnCube
Alex Asher is the CEO of LearnCube, the award-winning virtual classroom software made for language teaching & tutoring. Working with customers in over 1,000 cities and 90 countries, including Preply and Babbel, Alex has a unique, international perspective on the future of language education. He is also giving back to the education sector with two current initiatives: the “Get More Students” podcast, focused on education marketing, and co-authorship of the upcoming book, “LangTech.”

Rachel Story
Founder @ Grateful Gypsies
Rachel Story is a nomadic ESL teacher originally from Tennessee. In 2010, she moved to China to begin teaching ESL. For five years, she taught at a variety of schools and training centers in Beijing and Kunming. In 2016, she began teaching English online with VIPKid and traveling full-time. Since then, she has been teaching, traveling, and living around the world with her husband Sasha. Together they document their travels and teach others how to become traveling teachers on their blog, Grateful Gypsies.

Ian Wright
Director, BridgeUniverse @ Bridge Education Group
Ian Wright is Director of BridgeUniverse, covering trends & opportunities in the global ELT sector. Ian brings over 20 years of education industry knowledge, university leadership and consulting experience in international education and student enrollment management.